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Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Facts and Fun

Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter opened on May 17, 1991.

The layout of the Courtyard area is similar to that of the historic Jackson Square Warehouse District in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Sassagoula is the Indian word for "Mississippi."

In New Orleans, the French Quarter is a six-by-thirteen block district famous for its balconies, wrought-iron railings, cobblestone streets, and courtyards. Steeped in Spanish and French Colonial history, the French Quarter is also known as the Vieux Carre or "Old Square."

Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday") is the celebration that signals the beginning of the Lenten season. In New Orleans, the holiday is marked with parades, floats, masks, beads and the sentiment laissez les bonnes temps roulez, or "let the good times roll!"

The musical notes across the registration desk represent the first verse of the classic tune "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Some of the decorative props at the Resort were purchased directly from Mardi Gras warehouses in New Orleans.

Hidden Mickeys

On the bedspreads in rooms.


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